Try having a kid with ASD take these tests. He completely fails the bullshit word problems. I have to read them four or five times to figure out what they want and I went.
I have yet to find a dealer that I *want* to visit. Every time I've bought a car (four times in four years) I get *argued* with when I come in for a specific feature set.
It's been like this since I bought my first car in 1990.
I want these features offered, some favorite responses.
You can add AC later (In Kansas, where six of the months of the year are >90 degrees)
You don't need four wheel drive
You don't need a high performance option, here, take the four cylinder model.
GPS? No one needs that
Adaptive cruise control? on a car with 300 HP? Why would you want that
You can always upgrade the stereo yourself, AM/FM will be fine.
You go to Ford.com, Chevy.com, etc, they have tons of cool options. You can build what you want, but good luck getting it from the dealer.
In all honesty, you should take 'E3' and replace it with 'everywhere'.
I was at a conference last week, wasn't E3 or WWDC. We hired 'Booth Ambassadors'. They were dressed fairly conservative, but had tanktops on under a light jacket. This was a computer industry conference...
I'm a big fat older nerd. However, at one point, I almost turned around and decked a guy for what he said to one of our two ladies working with us. They were professional, not meant to be alluring in anyway sexual, yet the innuendo, stupidity and what not I heard from men OF ALL AGES, even greyhaired old farts.
During a quiet point, I asked one of the ladies about the comments and asked her if 'Nerd conferences' were worse than 'regular things' and she said 'Quite honestly, and no offense, it's Men in general'.
She felt it came with the territory, but still....unacceptable.
(yes, i have three little girls, so it bothers me a lot especially since my oldest has started sending me links to Cosplay stuff saying I WANT THIS FOR HALLOWEEN)...i'm doomed.
They keep trying, the affiliate programs have been dead for years. There were a few small businesses that lost over $300K in revenue and moved out of state they got just from affiliate links to Amazon supposedly.
What really bemuses me as a resident of the state is that this is the GOP who runs on 'no government intrusion' and then adds this to the list of things the government says you can't do and somehow, some way, it's small government platform they run on.
What happened in this article would be the equivalent of a person walking up to a gun shop and saying 'Hi, I need to buy a gun that shoots people really fast, and a ton of bullets because I'm going to kill some people' and the guy selling it to him.
TFA is quite specific that he discovered what they were using the traps for, and went ahead and installed one into a co-hort of the first drug dealer who broke his because he stuffed it with $800K in cash. after he fixed it, he charged them to fix it, and then agreed to install one in the other guys truck.
As someone who sits behind you a lot maybe we should have a certification test where you have to go through crash sequences and shit can our device. I'd do that so I could read while we mindlessly taxi around DFW to the far away runway or sit behind 30 airplanes in LGA.
I agree with the assessment though, people are stupid and they'd be tangled in their headphones and dying before they just got up and followed directions out the plane in an emergency.
however pretending that everyone will die if a phone is left on is dumb, and it lets people like me argue with the rule makers (not the poor attendants) about it because saying it interferes with the radio and can cause a crash is bad. Interesting how unshielded the intercom is and how the GSM affects it. Has it gotten less as the EDGE network has disappeared and 3G/LTE takes over? i honestly haven't heard that dit dit-da-dit noise in a while. Used to hear it all the time on conference calls.
I'm curious why repeated attacks "by the Chinese" have invoked no response from the government? It seems odd that we have US Companies being attacked on US soil and there's not even a peep about it.
I'm not saying bomb people but tis seems.....weird...
Canon Rules Nikon Drools (just got me a 6D to replace my 5D)
Much prefer the larger format digitals. Plus, I like looking through lenses. I tried the Oly micro four thirds but I'm better at framing a picture in the eyepiece than holding it arms length staring at a bigger lcd.
The only shows i've been too since 1999 (Brainshare from Novell) I was always the world's ugliest booth babe or a presenter so I went to work not to learn.
I am not a programmer, I'm just a systems guy. I mainly use Mac and Linux, and 64-bit is something I've Just Done for some time now since the introduction of EM64T, however the few times I need to mess with windows the way it works with 64-bit just baffles me as to how 'hard' it seems to be and how 'little' 64-bit friendly / 64-bit stuff there is.
Why is that?
Can you imagine what those shows would have been like had they tried to apply science as we know it?
If you'd like a try, there is a series of books about "Black Jack" Geary that has FTL combat. It's actually quite a good read from a naval combat in space perspective with light speed weaponry + kinetic weaponry + trying to shoot at things that are moving up to 0.1c and what not. But, if you're not into that kind of thing it's got to be a horrid thing to read.
But they do address the few minutes away FTL issue, but it's because you can only enter/exit a system at certain points so unless you're going to turn around and leave you can't micro jump at them.
Things aren't expensive because (shocker) MORE PEOPLE USE THEM.
It has nothing to do with people making stuff expensive for expensive sake, it has everything to do with the fact that when a new iPhone came out two million people ordered one in 24 hours.
hell five years ago if a device that did computery stuff did anything close to that people would have freaked out. Now? iPhone 5 is SUCH a disappointment.
Or, maybe Apple being expensive is a giant troll that won't die and they're really not that expensive.
Amen. Amen. Amen. Good lord UI on many apps is horrible. Not just Linux, but it's the biggest offender.
I used linux as a desktop OS when RH was still 6.2, and 7.0 and didn't have 'enterprise' in it.
Then I gave up, got a Max because it's core was unix-based and never looked back. I'm sure many people like the roll your own of linux and I learned a ton using it and apply it at work every day, but when I get home and want to goof off shit just need to work and other than clicking a few times to install something I don't want to watch something compile.
I'm sure it's gotten better, but still, to this day, if a GUi starts on Linux I'm lost as to what to do in it, and open a command prompt and do everything from there.